Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 184

REVIEWS REVIEW BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES VANILLA CUSTARD VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Moderate GOLD & SILVER VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Strong TOONZ VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Moderate, with cooling Custard is arguably the king of desserts in the vaping world, but when it comes to salt nicotine e-liquids designed for low power devices, they sometimes fall short of the mark. That’s not the case here. Normally custards are quite a heavy profile, but Diamond Mist have gone for a slightly more laid-back approach. The top note is a mellow vanilla, which adds brightness without dominating the blend. This is supported by a creamy custard base, which has some eggy notes for authenticity, but not to the extent that you may expect from a traditional custard mix. The result is a nicely balanced custard with great all day vape potential for dessert lovers. Another simple tobacco blend from the Diamond Mist salt line. This follows on from Silver Mist and adds just a touch more complexity to the profile. In addition to the sweet smokiness of the previous blend, Gold & Silver has a deeper nut note and tangibly more gritty texture when it comes to mouth-feel. I personally found that this particular blend packed a slightly increased throat hit compared with some other tobaccos, which could well be a desirable trait for some. Another solid choice for newer vapers making the switch. Toonz is based on the flavour profile of a mentholated cherry sweet, with a twist. This has become a staple in the e-liquid market, and for good reason; when done right, it’s a simple but satisfying vape that acts as a fantastic palate cleanser and is particularly suited to those making the transition from smoking. The top note here is a potent medicinal cherry, which dominates the mix. It’s a touch sweeter than what is normally found in this kind of profile, but that’s a welcome bit of variety from the standard fare. This is accented by a moderately strong aniseed, which should be familiar to many vapers. The blend is finished with an intense menthol. A competent rendition of a classic profile. SILVER MIST VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Moderate COLA VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Moderate ICEBERG MENTHOL VG/PG ratio: 50/50 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Strong, with cooling Tobacco flavours are a bit of an oddity, as they usually appeal to one of two distinct kinds of vaper; those who are making the transition from smoking, or tobacco flavour enthusiasts seeking complex blends. Silver Mist seems to be the kind of tobacco vape that would be suited to the former. This is a fairly sweet but strong profile, with moderate smoky notes and a touch of nuttiness. There’s not too much going on here to confuse the palate, but it conveys the experience of Virginia style tobacco rather well. A good choice for new vapers who are looking for something familiar. A very simple blend from the Diamond Mist Salt line. We see a wide range of cola profiles in vaping, and this is decidedly of the candy variety. A sweet gummy cola makes up the entirety of the mix, without any of the citrus accents that are sometimes found in these kinds of profiles. This gives the mix a sticky mouth-feel, which is rather true to life. For those that are in search of a basic candy flavour this is a worthy option. Do you like menthol? Do you like menthol so much that it’s all you vape? Look no further than this offering from Diamond Mist. In my time reviewing e-liquids, I have had the pleasure of trying many straight menthol blends, but this one is the most intense of them all. Upon vaping Iceberg Menthol, expect your sinuses to be totally cleared, and to feel like you’ve just been kicked in the throat by a polar bear. This is certainly not for the faint of heart, but it does what it says on the tin and clears the palate extraordinarily well. 184 | VM21